Feb 6, 2013 1:00pm PST
. these are not theoretical concepts anymore. this is real. jim miklaszewski says because of the sequester, the u.s. navy has cut its patrolling the persian gulf. the persian gulf, i wonder how they feel about sequestration in iran. >> this is a very real thing. we had eric cantor yesterday giving a speech. he gave one line to the whole question of the fiscal situation. he says but we need to be about more than that. we have to be the happy party that talks about immigration, health care, job growth. all these other things. but then he's right back there talking about the sequester. and the party is unable to escape from that issue. if you can sigh what this is doing tho the united states military, you can infer it's going to be worse if the republicans with their budget were able to get their way. >> yeah. jared, to that point, you know, the mythical paul ryan budget aside for the moment. that in 35 months, this nation has created six million jobs. the house price. it remains a fragile economy. you said earlier in this interview that you don't think that these sequesters will provoke a double-dip recession.
Feb 4, 2013 1:00pm PST
taste this soup. >>> the shocking death of navy s.e.a.l. chris kyle has brought the crisis of post-traumatic stress disorder back into the headlines. the man charged in the shooting of kyle and one other person, 25-year-old eddie routh, has been described as a troubled vet tron whom they were trying to help. a friend who assisted kyle with his nonprofit work said chris died doing what filled his heart with passion, serving soldiers struggling with the fight to overcome ptsd. his service, life, and premature death will never be in vain. let's bring in msnbc military analyst colonel jack jacobs, who is a recipient of the medal of honor. colonel, we only just saw an incredibly disheartened report from the department of veteran affairs on suicide among veterans. 22 veterans per day or one every 65 minutes kills himself or herself. now, given the enormity of this crisis, are we doing enough? >> well, you can never do enough, and there are lots of reasons for it. i think -- >> but are we doing the bare minimum given these numbers? >> i think we're doing the bare minimum, but part of the